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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Rats Mouth - Bad Grammar

Cool f'n band, i like them! You got the sweet label and now a little press. Have not checked out your facebook or the cool threads you may or may not be styling. Your swirling punk, metal, pop drives effortlessly as thoughts of jangled tunes cycle in cadence with every flip of the cassette.

The beauty of Rats Mouth's tape Bad Grammer is exemplified by the last track "I'll Be Your Mirror", a Velvet Underground song from 1967. Such a great choice as a cover song by Rats Mouth because this new rendition is so sincere, upholding the original with acoustic esteem. But "I'll Be Your Mirror" is more, Bad Grammar is a mirror of itself, making the VU cover deeply resonate. Starting with the opening track "Snoozer", the metal infused intro, the songs are all redone as acoustic versions on the reverse side of the tape. So far from redundant, more exposing how and where the talent generates from. Rats Mouth is playful with a plate full of wit. "Cool Rock Band" is that really what you want? Sounds like Bad Grammar made it happen doing exactly what was fun. No concern, only a casual and delightful approach. Alternating song perspectives make this quick listen infectious.

Released on Already Dead Tapes and Records at the end of March. One hundred editions made. Available from Already Dead's bandcamp page. Thank you Spencer and everyone for a great cassette to start the summer with.

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